In my last post, I began counting down the top ten most significant developments affecting regulatory policy and public protections from the past year. This post completes the task. The good news is some of these developments offer some hope on realizing the goals of CPR’s Policy for a Just America initiative: a sustainable future, a responsive government, and strong, effective protections for all people and the environment. Others, however, suggest that the task of realizing those goals will be an arduous one.
These regulatory policy developments reveal the massive damage the Trump administration wrought on the U.S. regulatory system over the last four years. The Biden-Harris administration can reverse this damage and should commit to doing so.
One critical step is rebuilding the regulatory system so that it is more responsive to the needs of the people. CPR’s Policy for a Just America initiative offers a comprehensive blueprint of reform proposals for doing just that. CPR staff and Member Scholars are already educating the Biden-Harris transition team about these reforms and advocating for them with progressive allies. In the months ahead, we will continue to push the Biden-Harris administration to adopt and implement these reforms as it looks to advance its policy agenda. Hopefully, at the end of next year, we will have more good stories on our list of developments affecting regulatory policy and public protections.